Paris, France – Albioma Le Moule has taken out a new long term loan for its Albioma Caraïbes power plant (34 MW – commissioned in 2011), for EUR 68 million, in addition to the existing debt. This loan will be used to create new infrastructures and modifications to the power plant’s installations, with a view to operating it at 100% biomass as a complete alternative to coal during 2020. Continue reading Albioma Caraïbes: EUR 68 million Loan signed for converting Coal Power Plant to 100% Biomass
Drachten, Netherlands – For a great many reasons, the conveyor belts used to convey coal or other bulk materials are highly unlikely to be suitable for carrying biomass. Sadly some very expensive lessons are already being learnt. Here Les Williams of Dunlop Conveyor Belting discusses the essential and very specific characteristics that biomass-carrying belts must have in order to perform safely and efficiently. Continue reading Dunlop Conveyor Belting: Conveying Biomass – the Safety and critical Importance of Conveyor Belt Technology
Rheinberg, Germany – A new biomass power plant to be built for ENCE Energía & Celulosa in Huelva, Spain by Spanish general contractor, SENER, will have two Samson® Material Feeders which have been ordered from AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH. The new power plant will use many different alternative fuels. The decision by SENER/ENCE in favour of the Samson machines was just as much a rejection of the originally planned deep pit solution. Continue reading Aumund: Samson Material Feeder preferred to Deep Bunker in Spanish Biomass Power Plant Project
Chatham Maritime, United Kingdom – In January 2013 experts came together at an event hosted by The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, with the objective of trying to identify best practice of fire prevention and management for biomass storage systems. Research has progressed further, and more practical experience gained, so the organisers have decided to hold a third meeting to see how things have developed.
Poeth announces the AirConveyor for 40% more energy efficiency and 75% less maintenance when transporting powders and granulates.
Poeth has designed its new AirConveyor specifically for companies that want to transport powders, pellets and granulates cost-effectively and efficiently. This innovative system offers companies 75% less maintenance costs after approx. 3 years operating time and consumes 40% less energy. The air-supported conveying system from Poeth is suitable for damage-free transportation of bulk goods over short or extremely long distances. The AirConveyor generates low noise emissions and is dust-tight. As a result, the new conveying system from Poeth also has a minimum impact on the environment.